F. Douglas Brown and Neil Aitken will read from their latest books and discuss the ways in which history has informed their respective projects. Brown's latest book, Icon, explores his own relationship to his namesake, 19th century abolitionist, orator, and writer Frederick Douglass. Aitken's book, Babbage's Dream, draws heavily on the life of 19th century mathematician Charles Babbage. A short Q&A will follow the reading.
F. Douglas Brown's website: http://www.fdouglasbrown.com
Neil Aitken's website: http://www.neil-aitken.com